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PICKET: Tactics used against Limbaugh and others described in Media Matters strategy docs
The Washington Times ^ | 3/8/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 03/08/2012 1:49:39 PM PST by ColdOne

The coordinated attacks to pressure advertisers (and now radio stations) to drop Rush Limbaugh is something everyone should be concerned about, as it is no coincidence that the Georgetown University Law Center student Sandra Fluke, the 30 year old woman at the center of the storm (background here),told viewers of ABC’s “The View” to go to the Media Matters website “for examples of commentators who attacked her.”

How convenient. This is the same Media Matters that drew up a plan, known as Project 2012, a document that outlines the organization's long term strategy to politically combat conservative messaging in the media. This is also the same Media Matters, whose president, David Brock, met with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn on a regular basis. Finally, this is the same Sandra Fluke who received a sympathetic phone call from the White House after Mr. Limbaugh made critical but offensive remarks on the radio about Fluke.

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KEYWORDS: limbaugh

1 posted on 03/08/2012 1:49:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Sandra Slut just happned to mention Media Matters in one of her interviews the other day.

Coincidence?


2 posted on 03/08/2012 1:52:24 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ColdOne

....isn’t Media Matters a 503(c) meaning it is supposed to be non-partisan?

I’m sure they’ll get right on it if it is....


3 posted on 03/08/2012 1:54:06 PM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: unixfox

What I’d like to know is why so many Conservatives are so easily played like this.

It’s obvious the contrception is a distraction from Obama’s economic performance. By bringing up contraception, the frenzy, which could conceivably shut down Rush and many conservative voices and leave us more in the hands of a liberal media.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 2:02:11 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ColdOne

It is sad that a huge segment of American people do not realize how much trouble America is in because of the communists that are controlling her now. How anyone can support King Obama and his communists Administration if beyond me.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 2:09:33 PM PST by Logical me
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To: ColdOne

Except for liberals no one gives a rats ass about sandra fluke.
it was obvious from the beginning that she was a DNC whore being pimped to push a liberal agenda..


6 posted on 03/08/2012 2:12:09 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ColdOne
The left is in control and they have worked for years to obtain that control. The recent attacks are merely mopping up the last conservative resistance. In addition, it looks like those in the left are in reality more creative and more intelligent-as a general rule-than are conservative leaders and followers. For example, look how effective the recent contraception flap has been managed. It started with Stephanopoulos question to Romney thus setting the stage. Then the Roman Church was ostensibly forced to accept contraception, then "The Divine One" granted them an exception, then suddenly it was a "woman issue."

The Left has practiced divide and conquer for so long they are masters of our society: i.e. race divisions, sex divisions, economic divisions, political divisions etc. etc. It will become worse!

7 posted on 03/08/2012 2:12:47 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Jonty30

if bringing up contraception can shut-down all free speech, this country has way bigger problems than Obama.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 2:14:02 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

9 posted on 03/08/2012 2:25:54 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ColdOne

“Sympathetic call from the White House”? More likely congratulations on a job well done.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 2:31:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tzimisce

“....isn’t Media Matters a 503(c) meaning it is supposed to be non-partisan?”

What a joke! How they ever got tax exempt status should be a scandal in itself. Legitimate non-partisan organizations have a hard time getting that status sometimes. And this George Soros liberal lunatic fringe group gets it and uses it against political enemies! Sickening...


11 posted on 03/08/2012 2:31:53 PM PST by kcvl
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To: ColdOne

The View? Weren’t these the same ladies, like Barbara Walters, who thought it was funny when Laura Ingraham was called a slut?


12 posted on 03/08/2012 2:42:14 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: Jonty30

Republicans didn’t “ bring up contraception”! The Obama regime mandated religious institutions violate their religious beliefs!


13 posted on 03/08/2012 2:54:20 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: martin_fierro

KFI’s John and Ken were suspended and the Black Media Alliance demanded more diversity on the air. Three hours of prime time in the Los Angeles market were turned over for free to the community activists. Then the complaint was that they were relegated to the “struggling’ station and not to KFI itself. And the beat-down goes on. Breaking bad all over the place.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 4:31:13 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: martin_fierro

KFI’s John and Ken were suspended and the Black Media Alliance demanded more diversity on the air. Three hours of prime time in the Los Angeles market were turned over for free to the community activists. Then the complaint was that they were relegated to the “struggling’ station and not to KFI itself. And the beat-down goes on. Breaking bad all over the place.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 4:33:00 PM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: KansasGirl

I didn’t say Republicans or conservatives brought up contraception.

I said you guys got played by the Democrats over the issue, and you did. It was made an issue by the Democrats, because things are turning against them in all their pet issues and the Democrats will play the social conservatives against the economic conservatives whenever they want voters to stop looking at them.

And it works every time.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 8:35:43 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

“It’s obvious the contrception is a distraction from Obama’s economic performance.”

Well, pretty much everything BHO et al talk about is a distraction from his performance, economic and otherwise. But in this instance, the whole contraception as a women’s health issue is a distraction from the Wan’s war on the Church and religious freedom as a whole. Our candidates and ALL conservatives need to keep driving that point home to educate the public. Things like this can make a real difference in the election if our side doesn’t keep falling into the Left’s traps.

We’d better get a lot better, real fast, at keeping the focus on BHO and the REAL issues instead of letting his side paint us as a bunch of judgmental prudes and misogynists.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:02 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Atlantan

“Weren’t these the same ladies, like Barbara Walters, who thought it was funny when Laura Ingraham was called a slut?”

I’m sure the disgusting, ignorant, mean Joy Behar did. Ever catch her extreme body language when a conservative is a guest? It was hilarious today when Bill O was on today, sitting next to her. Legs crossed, arms folded tightly, leaning as far away from him as possible and a disgusted look on her face.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:49:24 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Tzimisce; kcvl
....isn’t Media Matters a 503(c) meaning it is supposed to be non-partisan?

The Campaign Finance Reform bill, strongly pushed by John McCain, was the beginning of this strategy. Before it was passed the Left had already set up those organoizations specifically to bypass the new campaign finance laws. Are they violating the rules? Of course! Black churches have been doing it for a long time.

The result of the law was to silence true political free speech and to give the media the dominant role in determining winners. The media have been the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party for a very long time. They are the prime reason we have Obama. They refused to vet him or even challenge him while spending eight years blasting every move GW Bush made and pushing the idea that Republicans are a Culture of Corruption. At the end of Bush's term it was "anyone but a Republican."

Anyone who thinks John McCain is a conservative is mistaken. He has done numerous things through the years which make me think he was not the POW hero he claims. I suspect he turned and that the Communists have been holding evidence of that over his head ever since.

19 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Logical me; AEMILIUS PAULUS; Buckeye McFrog; Jonty30; llandres; KansasGirl
It is sad that a huge segment of American people do not realize how much trouble America is in because of the communists that are controlling her now. How anyone can support King Obama and his communists Administration if beyond me.

Things like this can make a real difference in the election if our side doesn’t keep falling into the Left’s traps.

I said you guys got played by the Democrats over the issue, and you did.

Jonty, does that mean you are not one of us?

The left is in control and they have worked for years to obtain that control. The recent attacks are merely mopping up the last conservative resistance. In addition, it looks like those in the left are in reality more creative and more intelligent-as a general rule-than are conservative leaders and followers. For example, look how effective the recent contraception flap has been managed. It started with Stephanopoulos question to Romney thus setting the stage. Then the Roman Church was ostensibly forced to accept contraception, then "The Divine One" granted them an exception, then suddenly it was a "woman issue."

The Left has practiced divide and conquer for so long they are masters of our society: i.e. race divisions, sex divisions, economic divisions, political divisions etc. etc. It will become worse!

AEMILIUS, you are correct. This has been going on for over a hundred years. At first the Marxist Fabians were in charge and they practiced slow, stealthy deception. Examples were the graduated income tax as a redistribution of wealth and then Social Security to encourage the transfer of retirement planning from the private sector to the government. They sold the ideas by starting out very low in taxes/contributions with the intent to slowly raise them later. They have been doing that ever since. Of course there have been many more examples.

Every Democrat President since Woodrow Wilson has been sympathetic toward Communism and starting with FDR each has been an avid advocate. Wilson's failed League of Nations was an attempt at world government. Then FDR's New Deal, Truman's United Nations and LBJ's Great Society gave us a big push down the road to socialism, the fetus of Communism. FDR fought WWII in a way that assured the survival of Jopseph Stalin and the USSR.

As to why we don't fight the way they do, a free and open society like ours is/was easy pickings for ruthless seekers of power Read Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals and see it spelled oput. He dedicates the book to Lucifer. What more do you need to know that this is truly a fight between Good and Evil?

They honor lying as not only a legitimate tactic but also a necessary one to accomplish their goal, which is power. He advises that the "issue", contraception, is never really the issue. Power is the issue and the use of any means possible to achieve it is what should be done. Their goal is comlete power over everything, period.

Now, consider our goals - to return this country to the principles on which it was founded. That would be a very limited government with the power in the hands of the people and the people possessing certain unalienable rights which cannot be infringed by the government. All was based on the moral principles of Christianity.

How do we fight them the way they fight us? The best way would have been to stop the camel before he got his nose under the tent. However, he is now in thent so how do we eject him? First, we must stop being cowed by political correctness and become very vocal about our beliefs. Secondly, we must come together and communicate with each other. Free Republic is an excellent place for that, so please support it with at least a minimal contribution. We also must communicate with our Congressmen and Senators at local, state and federal levels.

We are fighting a vicious enemy who mean us harm, even to the point of death, in their march toward total power. We can no longer shrug our shoulders and let George do it.

They control the labor unions. Not so much the members as the leaders and the money. They control the media and the entertainment industry. They are gaining control of the voting apparatus. Pay special attention to the election of Secretaries of State in the coming election. They control the certifying of elections and can can do great harm in overturning the will of the people. Joseph Stalin once said that it doesn't matter so much who votes. It matters who counts the votes.

There have been many grave times in history. This is another. Be a hero!

20 posted on 03/09/2012 9:13:28 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Of course, I’m one of you guys. Except for being Canadian, but I’m definitely conservative.

But my point is that some conservatives don’t think long-term and allow themselves to be baited by liberals and get distracted from the long-term goals.

Do you really think that Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh losing sponsors was really just some coincidence? I doubt it was. The criticisms of liberals lately were starting to gain some traction and starting to hurt, so what did liberals do?

They brought out Sandra Fluke and waited. When Rush (any conservative media host would have been suitable) commented crudely on it, they went on the attack with as much force as they could.

Liberal issues now out of sight. Mission accomplished.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 9:26:28 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ColdOne

Just checked my messages. There was one on there from last night. Didn’t get the name of the “organization” if they gave one, but it was a robocall suggesting that I pressure my congressman, Republican Mike Coffman, to come out against “Republican spokesman” Rush Limbaugh for his attack against women. The call at the end said that these women would be silent no more! Ha, ha. Have they been silent in the last 50 years?!


22 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:53 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Agreed!


23 posted on 03/09/2012 9:39:57 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ColdOne

!


24 posted on 03/09/2012 9:43:41 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: kcvl

Why isn’t anyone on our side going after their tax exempt status?

Be nice to see MMfA on the defensive for once. Love to see miserable excuses and lies they’d cough out for keeping it.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 10:54:19 AM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

So why aren’t we going after their tax exempt status?


26 posted on 03/09/2012 10:55:55 AM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Tzimisce
So why aren’t we going after their tax exempt status?

Excellent question. We should ask our representatives and also ask Rush Limbaugh and others. However, maybe we should first check out the rules for those guys and make sure we are right. I know we are right about black churches but any attempt there runs into immediate charges of racism and few politicians are willing to go there.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 12:31:27 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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